Gavels ‘n’ Paddles: Lou Gehrig signed check, $22,600, Philip Weiss
Recent Auction Results From Near & Far
By Ken Hall
A two-week paycheck in the amount of $2,198.38, made out to New York Yankees legend Lou Gehrig in 1930 and signed by him on the back (and signed on the front by team owner Jacob Ruppert), sold for $22,600 at an auction held Sept. 30 by Philip Weiss Auctions in Lynbrook, N.Y. Also, four original Peanuts daily comic strips, drawn and signed by the late comic illustrator Charles Schulz, went for a combined $75,000; and a 1929 Kashin R-316 Babe Ruth baseball card signed by the Yankee great made $14,375. Prices include a 13 percent buyer’s premium.